Parties retain seats in Georgia special elections

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July 20, 2011

By Tyler Millhouse

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On Tuesday, Georgia held three special elections, two for the House of Representatives and one for State Senate. Two of the special elections, House District 139 and Senate District 26, were triggered by Senator Robert Brown's (D) resignation in order run in the Macon mayoral election. Brown's resignation prompted David Lucas, Sr. (D) to resign his District 139 seat and seek election to the senate. The third race, for House District 113, was a runoff election for the June 21 primary election. That election was triggered by first-term representative Hank Huckaby's resignation to serve as Chancellor of the University of Georgia. The results are as follows:

Partisan impact

Since both parties retained their seats in the decided elections and the runoff election will feature two Democrats, the partisan balance of Georgia's legislature will remain unchanged.

Georgia State House Partisan Balance

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 59
     Republican Party 114
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 6
Total 180

Georgia State Senate Partisan Balance

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 18
     Republican Party 38
Total 56

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